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Creative Zen – Credit Card Sized MP3 Player!

Creative invited media in Singapore to their Zen launch this morning over at Raffles City. Click on this article and we’ll let pictures of the player do all the talking.

Creative revised their User Interface! Pictures below.

Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital
entertainment products, today introduced Creative ZEN™, the credit card-sized
music, video and photo player with a stunning 2.5-inch colour screen that
supports up to 16.7 million colours. The Creative ZEN is the first Creative
player to support AAC music and unprotected iTunes Plus tracks from the iTunes
store, in addition to MP3 and WMA formats.

You can now listen to up to 4,000* of your favourite tracks that you have ripped
from CDs through your iTunes software. The Creative ZEN can carry of up to 60**
hours of video or thousands of photos, and it features a SD memory slot, so you
can add virtually limitless additional storage capacity and easily bring new
music, video or photos to the player.

The Creative ZEN immediately gets your attention because it has the same size
screen as our award-winning Creative ZEN Vision:M, but its so much smaller,
lighter and thinner, said Craig McHugh, president of Creative Labs Inc. With the
vibrant 2.5-inch screen, you can now have a great video watching or photo
viewing experience with a very compact player.

The Creative ZEN supports a wide selection of video formats, including WMV9,
MJPEG, MPEG4-SP***, compatible DivX*** 4/5, and XviD***. One charge of the
built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 5 hours of video entertainment or
up to 25 hours of music playback****. You can choose from popular subscription
services such as Napster to Go or purchase tracks from popular download sites.
At up to 97dB SNR, the audio quality of the Creative ZEN is outstanding. It
sounds as good as or better than many home music systems.

The players patented ZEN user interface has a fresh new look for a more stunning
visual experience, enabling more information to be viewed on the screen. The
Creative ZEN also includes a built-in FM radio with 32 station presets, a voice
recorder, and a personal organiser to sync contacts, to do lists, and your
calendar to Microsoft Outlook.

Pricing and Availability

The Creative ZEN will be available in Singapore next month in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB
models, at retail stores including The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza
Singapura and International Business Park and the online store at
sg.store.creative.com at the suggested retail prices of S$ 249.00, S$ 349.00 and
S$ 499.00 respectively.

A variety of accessories will be available for the Creative ZEN when it hits
retail and online stores:

A leather case with integrated stand, priced at S$ 39.00
A clear case with a stand, priced at S$ 29.00
An armband with a player enclosure, priced at S$ 39.00
A three-pack of coloured skins in black, red and blue, priced at S$ 29.00
A skin with wire management, priced at S$ 29.00
A three-pack of screen protectors, priced at S$ 29.00
A power adapter or car charger, priced at S$ 29.00

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